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Amberg-Sulzbach County (Germany)

Kreis Amberg-Sulzbach, Oberpfalz District, Bavaria

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[Amberg-Sulzbach County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 1 Oct 2001
approved 17 July 1979
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Amberg-Sulzbach County Banner

Red-yellow stripes. The seat of the county is Amberg. Amberg and Sulzbach-Rosenberg counties merged into Amberg-Sulzbach county during the 1972 municipal reform.
Source: Linder and Schmidt 2000
Stefan Schwoon, 7 Aug and 1 Oct 2001

The arms were granted on 17 August 1973. The arms show the lion of the Pfalz, which was present in the arms of both former counties. The fleurs-de-lis are taken from the old arms of Sulzbach. The tools in point are alluding to the importance of mining during the history of the area. The first time, when mining was mentioned, dates from a document from 787.
Sources: Linder and Olzog 1996, Stadler 1964, p.13 and Stadler 1966, p.103
Santiago Dotor, 12 Jan 2004

Sulzbach-Rosenberg County Banner until 1972

[Sulzbach-Rosenberg County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 7 Aug 2001
approved 9 August 965

White-red. The county merged with Amberg County into Amberg-Sulzbach county during the 1972 municipal reform.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1966, p.103
Stefan Schwoon, 7 Aug 2001

The coat of arms was approved on 9 August 1965. The arms are based on the 14th century arms of the ducal Sulzbach court district, which covered the largest part of the county. The upper part shows the arms of the Palatinate (lion) and Bavaria (lozenges). Both are alluding to the Wittelsbach kin. The court was subject to the Dukes of Bavaria , who were also Princes of the Palatinate. The lower part shows the arms of the Counts of Sulzbach-Kastl, who founded and organized administration and the court and ruled the area before the Wittelsbach family.
Source: Stadler 1966, p.103
Santiago Dotor, 7 July 2003


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